Under The Sea: Seaquence Lets You Create Musical Fish

It's better down where it's wetter.

This is a fun toy. Seaquence is one of many browser tools/games which allow you to create patterns of beats, by putting squares within a looping grid, twisting the pitch and seeing what happens. It’s the only such game/tool that turns each of your loops into fish, your waveforms forming their body and each note tapping along their antennae.

It’s free, runs in your browser, and I’m sure you can do better than me.

It’s also from 2011, but that hardly seems something to hold against it. Here’s a trailer:

After you’ve created your fish, you can click and drag them around the pool, moving them closer or further away from the central ‘microphone’. You can also hit the share button to give them a name and allow other people to hear the mess you’ve made. Here’s the central rift from Enter Sandman by Metallica. Sort of.

The thing is obviously limited, as you’re only ever creating a two-second loop with no progression, but it’s a fun way to mess around with music creation in just a few minutes. It’s created by Gray Area Foundation For The Arts, who “use digital tools to create art and design projects that benefit society.” They’re using the game to raise funds to help support future products. You can find more about Gray Area at their site, or read about the rewards for donating here.

Or you can listen to this mess I made and post your better creations in the comments, as a way to make this Friday go faster.


  1. LionsPhil says:

    I guess that’s a thing? Surprised the grid flows downward; I thought normally they go right.

    • kris713 says:

      what Patrick said I’m shocked that a mom able to get paid $5552 in four weeks on the internet. did you read this site link
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  2. torchedEARTH says:

    link to seaquence.org

    I try to move some of the fish away, but they head into the centre again. Great fun, must see what the kids make of it when I get home.

  3. NailBombed says:

    The lifeforms themselves look less like fish to me, and more like the things that went in the ears of the hapless crewmembers in Star Trek II The Wrath Of Khan. Maybe these were they, creating hypnotic suggestion and control through bleepy bloopy sequencing? THE HORROR….

  4. The Random One says:

    “Gray Area Foundation For The Arts” is a fantastic name for who makes stuff like this.

  5. grom.5 says:

    link to seaquence.org

    Quite funny to mess around with it. And it’s… relaxing I think.

  6. technivore says:

    Reminds me very much of the Nintendo DS music/art game Electroplankton.

    • crinkles esq. says:

      Yes, very much reminiscent of Elektroplankton, but less polished and less immediately playable.

  7. Orageon says:

    Love these kind of games.

    This bunch of little buddies got the party rockin’ ! link to seaquence.org

  8. WombatDeath says:

    Here’s my contribution:

    I am very sorry.

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  10. DumbparameciuM says:

    Should the title not be “Under the C#”?